Coach Oliver Eslinger and his staff are excited to work with an army of returners this year, and anticipate a much more competitive team, both in practices and in games.
"To have a core of veterans back, though mainly sophomores, is such a great feeling," said Eslinger. "These are guys dedicated to developing our program who have a much better sense of what it takes to compete at this level."
For the first time in the history of Caltech hoops, the lineup is loaded with true basketball experience. Two seasons ago, less than half the team's members could even claim being on their respective high school squads. This season, the roster includes an abundance of players who were named all-league in high school along with being legitimate starters. Witness the evolution.
Back are all five starters that not only helped the Beaver defense hold opponents to 32 percent shooting from the 3-point line and account for a school record 3.7 blocked shots per game, but set the mark for team field goal attempts in a season.